05/02/2011

Artists' Books 2010























Steam, Salt, Milk – a nordic creation myth
(2010 edition) SOLD OUT

A remake of the unique book from 2000 of the same name now available in a limited edition of 10.
The book tells the story of how the world was created according to Nordic Mythology using inkjet-printed text and laser-cut illustrations and pop-ups.





































































Pages: 72 inkjet-printed and laser-cut by Tom Sowden, UWE Bristol.
Cover size: 20 x 20 cm – laser-engraved grey board
Comes in a grey slip-case and each copy will be signed & numbered.

Was launched at the London Art Book Fair 2010 where it won the Birgit Skiöld Award of Excellence.
At the Handmade & Bound Fair in London 2010 it was also awarded Best in Show 2nd prize.



In the public collection of The National Art Library at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints, William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College Mass. USA, Winchester School of Art Library – and also held by international private collectors.

Steam, Salt, Milk and Day Return are both results of a four-day (July 5-8th, 2010) residency at the University of West England, Bristol, UK being part of Tom Sowden's AHRC founded project: 'Paper Models: Investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists' books and paper-based creative practice for arts, craft and design.'
To read more about the project go to: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/papermods11.htm here you can also find a detailed report by Tom Sowden on my residency at UWE: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/laserdocs11/case%20studies/ambeckcs.pdf
(Below the laser at work.)




















Day Return
A video-recorded return train journey to London transformed by laser-engraving into image poetry. This meter long concertina book comes in a hand-made grey board box numbered and signed.

Double-side laser engraved onto 280gsm Somerset Velvet Black paper by Tom Sowden, UWE Bristol.
Size: 18 x 100 cm
Edition of 10 – in a signed & numbered box. SOLD OUT



























In the public collection of Tate Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints, William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College Mass. USA, CFPR Collection at the University of West England, UK and University for the Creative Arts at Epsom, UK and also held by international private collectors.

(Below an example of the kind of train journey movie which the book is based on.)


video





U+2318
Created especially for Doverodde Book Arts Festival II and the exhibition: 'Place of Interest' at Limfjordscenteret Doverodde Købmandsgård, Hurup Thy, Denmark.

The book investigates the symbol: U+2318 also called the Place of Interest Sign.






Materials:
Cover: Daler-Rowney HeavyWeight 220gms.
Inside: Canford-Royal Blue 150gms, Daler-Rowney Cartridge 130gms, Perganeata 90gms.
Slip-case: Canford Card Royal Blue 300gms.
Size: 14.7x14.7cm
Edition 50
Date: May 2010

Exhibited at Limfjordscenteret Doverodde Købmandsgård, Hurup Thy, Denmark
May 14th – June 20th 2010.
&
GrafikGalleriet – Grønnegades Kaserne Kulturcenter, Næstved, Denmark.
August 14th – 29th 2010.

In the public collection of the Tate Collection, London and the Doverodde Book Arts Center collection, Denmark.